Common uses for a small drink fridge include storing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and small items of food. Some uncommon uses for a small drink fridge include using the fridge as a safe, as a storage unit for weapons, as a cooler for temperature-sensitive medicines, or as a door stop or obstruction to prevent unwanted access to a location.
A small drink fridge traditionally stores beverages like soda, beer and wine. It is also common to use a small drink fridge to hold food and drinks in a convenient location. An example of using a small drink fridge for convenience is a college student that uses a small drink fridge to store items of food and drink rather than traveling to a cafeteria or vending machine for food. Another example of using a small drink fridge for convenience is when a person keeps a small fridge in her office, garage, or another location or room away from a kitchen. A temperature-controlled small fridge also stores cut flowers.
A small fridge that is not used to cool food can act a table to set things on or as a bench to sit on. A small fridge stores valuable items in a location where thieves might not think to look. A small fridge that is not temperature controlled also stores household items like books, papers and keys. Without the door attached, a small fridge that is turned on its side can act as a child's sandbox.